If you give me more info I can give you great advice. I own a repair shop in Portland and as said before I like to help out Broncos fans. In order of repairs NOT DONE it goes like this
# 1 Toyota
# 2 Hyundai
Now even though Subaru has more repairs done to it the Hyundai or KIA I still rank them higher as # 2 and 3 are more of a disposable car where if you take care of a Sub it will last you forever.
Notes to watch out for.
All wheel drive. If you ruin 1 tire you replace them all.
The more fun stuff you get all the bells and whistles the more problem you will have and the more they will cost.
Never buy a vehicle that states under the hood that this vehicle conforms to California emissions. This will add tons to your repair bill and if Colorado ever goes to there standard you will be grandfathered in.
Wheels and tires. Check to see what size and speed rating they are. Some tires cost as much as 400 dollar a piece now and only get 35k this really adds to cost of the vehicle.
last thing on my mind at the moment is the best way to buy a car is to decided your price and what you want on it. Put your own bid together. Then email it to all the car dealers in your neck of the woods and tell them first one that can make this happen get my money. You will be amazed on what they are willing to do. Make sure they see the list of who you emailed it too as well.
Oh and one more thing. If you go into a car dealership ask for a salesman named BOB. Bob's always seem to get things done. It must be a calling for them . If they don't have a Bob then ask for someone that will let you call them Bob. There will be someone there that will and that is the man that is willing to do anything to make a sell and that is the man you want to talk too.
Feel free to ask me any other question you may have.